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Author Rowlingson, Karen,
Title Inter-generational financial giving and inequality : give and take in 21st century families / Karen Rowlingson, Ricky Joseph, Louise Overton.
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]

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Author Rowlingson, Karen,
Series Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life
Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life.
Subject Wealth -- History -- 21st century.
Families -- Great Britain -- 21st century.
Intergenerational relations.
Alt Name Joseph, Ricky,
Overton, Louise,
Description 1 online resource.
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Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Family structures and relationships -- 3. Families and welfare: public and private transfers -- 4. The extent and nature of lifetime gifts -- 5. The impacts of, and motivations for, lifetime gifts -- 6. Social norms on financial obligations within families -- 7. Public attitudes to different generations -- 8. Discussion: inter-generational gifts, family life and the role of policy.
Summary This book makes a major contribution to our understanding of 21st century families in Britain through an exploration of intergenerational relationships. Drawing on new and extensive quantitative and qualitative research, the authors explore the giving and receiving of financial gifts. Despite growing concern about intergenerational tension and even possible conflict, the book finds evidence of a significant degree of intergenerational solidarity both within families at the micro level and between generations more generally within society at the macro level in Britain. However, given substantial inequalities within different generations as a result, in particular, of social class divisions, some families are able to support each other far more than others. This means that strong intergenerational solidarity may lead to the entrenchment of existing intragenerational inequalities. The book will be of interest to scholars and students researching Sociology, Social Policy, Family Sociology, Generations and Intergenerational Relationships.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-297) and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781349950478 (electronic bk.)
1349950475 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1057/978-1-349-95047-8
OCLC # 982487043
Additional Format Print version: 1349950467 9781349950461 (OCoLC)951526691

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